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Cherry Hills Village Elementary School

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Posted January 23, 2014

I can't remember if I was speaking with the front office at the county jail or the DMV this morning! Oh, that's right....I was at CHVE because jail and the DMV are much nicer to children and parents. I have had three children in CHVE (one currently) so I am all too familiar with this group of "mean girls". Don't get me wrong, they are nice to the families who are generous with their donations. One of the "Helpful Hints" on this sites says to suggest how our school can improve. Simple! Just be nice and respectful to children and parents. Or, maybe and anger management class...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

I have children at CHVE and it is a FANTASTIC school. We were at another private school locally which tended to coddle and muddle the truth regarding our child's academic progress. In this school you do not have to get a private tutor (as opposed to that OTHER school) : there are enough teachers and PARA's that allow kids to get the attention they need, be it more help, or, a push. Admittedly, it is a school in a bubble due to the high socio-economic strata of this area. We pay for it in property taxes and in home costs. However, the teachers are kind and competent and there are plenty of parents who are GROUNDED. If you want the best for your kids then you will be involved, in an honest way, in their education. In short, this has all the resources that a parent could want in a loving environment. CHVE is a great way to prepare kids for the real world. As far as the office staff and principal, they certainly have unenviable jobs. They are doing the best they can to put everyone on an equal playing field.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

I am a parent at this school. I continue to have mixed emotions about it. Academically, this may be the best public school education I could get in the Denver area. Teachers are amazing, caring, and experienced. The amount of parent funding is downright shocking and allows for many extras- most importantly a better ratio!! 20 to 1 plus a para teacher in the room is wonderful. We were even offered reading support 4 days a week (from a Master s level reading specialist) for my daughter who is barely struggling! The negatives at the school that I am left with are these: First off, the front office staff needs to get a lesson in kindness and warmth. I do everything I can do avoid these ladies as they are just plain rude and mean. As for the principle, she herself appears to be outwardly kind but at the same time exudes a snotty snotty snotty fake attitude. Perhaps that works for some parents (many of whom are snotty themselves) but it doesn t work for me. Children very quickly assess attitude and there needs to be GENUINE kindness flowing from the top down. That being said I ignore the snotty office staff /parents as its hard to turn down such an amazing education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

The office staff is incredibly rude to both parents and children. While the principal preaches a no bulling policy she does little to discipline the bullies. I do not want my children to learn that this attitude is "OK". If I had to do it over again I would send my children to Greenwood Village Elementary or Saint Mary's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Fantastic teachers and staff! excellent academics! great variety of special subjects each afternoon, and the year one class my child is in only has 19 students, so the teacher has really been able to connect and work with my child in a thoughtful and relaxed manner. We love it at CHVE! The school also has a very strong PTCO, so fundraising is well organized , totally transparent, very successful and there is no pressure to participate, if you do not want to in a particular year. ( this is very different to the private school experience we had in the local area ). The school community is large enough to allow all families the freedoms to do what they can, when they can. We highly recommend CHVE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

My child is a 1st grader at CHVE. We absolutely love the school. The teachers are caring. The principal is amazing and very involved. The class sizes are small. 20 kids in 1st grade with a para professional in the classroom as well. Lot's of great specials like gym, science, music, art, computers. 2nd languages are offered as well. I found the other parents to be very nice and very involved. There is a lot of fundraising which helps suport the school and a lot of involvement by the parents in classrooms, cafeteria, library etc. I am very happy that we chose this school for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

This is our first year at CHVE so in comparing it to previous schools our children attended, we could clearly see the pros/cons. I found the school itself to be on target with their teaching. The teacher was professional and responsive, the school provided resources when our child needed help, and the principal did an excellent job of communicating to set a vision for the school. Parent were very involved and generously provided financial resources or materials when requested. However, I can see the drawbacks that other reviewers mentioned. There are parents who see CHVE as an extension of high school---as in their high school days, and they do care about where you live. This is true for EVERY school. Those parents are easy enough to avoid and you will find parents who's greatest concern is their child. I personally enjoyed the school events and appreciate that not all of them were just for the kids. If the snotty parents and kids bother you well...that's life, and it provides a great backdrop to teach your own kids about what is meaningful and about the disparities in the world. Focus on the academics and opportunities and you'll see what a great elementary this is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

I had my child here for 2 years...Kinder and 1st and the education that the children get is top notch. However, the parents make it unplesant for the new comers that aren't millionaires. They are rude, dismissive and like the other poster mentioned, pretentious. My daughter misses her teacher and some of the children in the class but I am so happy to be out of that sort of snobbish community. Too many of the school events had alcohol and even at some of the birthday parties the parents were drinking, which I found completely inappropriate. If you're into that sort of social thing, then this school is for you. But if you want a more wholesome community of people that don't want their children to be jaded by this liestyle then ths is NOT the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

Office staff is amongst the rudest, most pretentious , elitist I have ever seen...unless you are wealthy, and then they are very friendly. The new principal this year shares in this behavior to some extent. Very cold and intolerant if you disagree with something. Teachers I have had mixed experience with. Kindergarten was quite good, very professional and thorough. First grade, this teacher I believe to be lazy and skittish. My child had some reading struggles and the reading specialists and team is very friendly and bubbly. I believe they are very capable. There is a ton of parent involvement, and as so many of the parents/mothers don't have to work, they are able to participate, and to their credit they do. It is very much a social club though, and if you are not of their ilk, people will barely speak to you. Apparently they mistake money for class, and judging by the cliqishness and elitism that leads to such rudeness, I have scarcely seen such low class behavior. The before and after school program is under funded, because MOST people there don't need the program. It is this kind of intolerance for "outsiders" that is truly shameful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

The experience my daughter had there was horrible, bullying by other girls. Teachers who don't care, office employees who are rude. If you have money, of course they are going to be nice to you. I pulled her out before she was even there for a year. She was sent to a private school where she excelled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

This is a school that caters to the rich and high achieving. I sent 3 kids there. We did out of district choice as I heard wonderful things about the school. My straight A student did well and teachers were wonderful. My other two students struggled at times and lived a lonely existence there. Teachers almost worship the wealthy parents, but those middle class ones are not heard. With my last child, when he began to struggle, they just didn't accept him back the next year. They didn't want his csap scores to lower the schools. They said there was no room, however they took the two out of district girls who were A students. Not an accepting school for anyone who doesn't fit into their mold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

I would rate this school lower if I could. Our one year there was the worst experience I've had as a parent. We have 2 kids, so 2 teachers. Neither had classroom control. One teacher didn't seem to even like kids and was always flustered. Other parents had the same complaints but the principal said she was a good teacher. Staff at the front desk are unfriendly and uninviting. School psychologist can't even return emails. Principal's response to complaints was - other parents love this school. It scores well on tests, so I guess she figures everything is fine. However, the kids all come from high achieving gene pool. Bullying is a big problem. With boys it is physical. With girls, expect to be teased if you don't wear the right brand clothes. Some parents seem to like the social aspects of the school, like a country club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Thed teacher care so much about the students than fills like family, they really put a lot in the kids for them to be able to reach the best of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

I do not fully agree with the other reviews. CHVE may be a great for academics but I feel it also has very pretentious staff and parents. So if you are not actually a resident of Cherry Hills Village itself, I would highly consider thinking twice about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

Cherry Hills Village Elementary is definitely one of the better elementary schools. Many kids, whose parents can afford to send their children to any private school, attend CHVE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

When I moved here in 3rd grade everybody was very welcoming to me. The academic prgram is awesome I love it! All of the teachers help me if I don't undestand some thing. When I come home i speak Spanish to my parents don't get what I am saying. It makes me feel like I acomplished something. I absolutly love CHVE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2006

CHVE is the most incredible school. The principal is warm and inviting to parents and children. The teachers we know are above and beyond. They greet your children with smiles in the mornings and warm goodbyes when your leaving. My children love school. They love their teachers and they love their environment. I love the progress I see in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We moved to Cherry Hills based on the incredible reputation of the school. We have been there for 3 years (since kindergarten) going on 4 years (3rd grade) and could not be more pleased. The academics are second to none and seem to be more accelerated than the top private schools in the Denver area. The parent involvement is like nothing we have experienced and far exceeds the parent involvement in my wife's top private school experience. Fun extracurricular activities abound and enjoyable fund raising events bring in unreal amounts of parent and community generosity. Class sizes are very reasonable and teachers are terrific. The principal is excellent and brings wonderful excitement and leadership to the parents and students. The school could not be more safe, while children are taught to respect one another and offer compassion to children less fortunate through charity participation. Highest possible rating and satisfaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Parents are extremely involved which directly positivly affects the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

CHVE is an exceptional school, under strong leadership and with dedicated and enthusiastic staff, we feel very fortunate to have 2 children educated here.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant97%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 56%
Hispanic 6% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2400 East Quincy Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80110
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